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Grad Council 2020

Grad Council 2020: Back row (l-r): Mathieu Durnford Isabelle Boucher Krianna Strowbridge Isabelle Corothers Za...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - October 13, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, October 13,...

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Regular Board Meeting: 13-Oct-20

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold its next meeting on October 13, 2020.  T...

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Grad Checklist and Requirements

Grad Checklist and Requirements for 2021

GSS & MAGMA

The Gender & Sexuality Squad is on Instagram! Follow us at sjf_gss Anyone interested in participating in Zoom meetings...

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Northern Studies class takes part in smudging

A couple of weeks ago, the Northern Studies 10 class did a smudge. We took advantage of the beautiful view from the top...

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SJF student raises money for Black Lives Matter movement

"I’m raising money for the BLM movement by offering commissions where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to BLM and...

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Music News

The music department has a new addition!  In early June, a gigantic box arrived in the music room.  A Yamaha baby gran...

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SJF student donates face masks

Over the summer, I wanted to try and help our community out! I applied for a grant and with the help of my uncle, who ow...

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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a movement that started with Phyllis Webstad (a residential school survivor) to educate people about...

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First Transit seeking part-time bus drivers

First Transit is hiring part-time school bus drivers in Yellowknife. The company, which provides busing services for YK...

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Passing of beloved high school teacher Maureen Tonge

To all YK1 staff, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a letter from Superintendent/ CEO Ed Lipp...

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UPDATE: 2020-2021 YK1 school pictures

To all YK1 families: In mid-September we announced that 2020-2021 school pictures would be delayed indefinitely based...

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Securing additional school buses for the winter

To all YK1 families: In collaboration with other local school boards and First Transit, YK1 has ordered additional scho...

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Extended bus pass sales until September 25, 2020

To all YK1 families: First Transit will be selling more bus passes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from September 16...

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Need a bus pass for winter? Please let us know!

To all YK1 families: Please let us know by Friday, September 18, 2020 if you are planning on purchasing a bus pass fo...

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2020-2021 school pictures delayed indefinitely

To all YK1 families: 2020-2021 school pictures will be delayed indefinitely following a recommendation from the GNWT’...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - August 11, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, August 11, 2...

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Final Deadline Extension: Bus Pass Sales

To all YK1 families: The company that provides busing services for YK1 students, First Transit, will be open from 4:3...

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YK1 Superintendent Letter: Welcome Back and Good Luck

To all staff, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a letter from YK1 Superintendent/ CEO Ed Lippert...

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Regular Board Meeting: 8-Sep-20

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold its next meeting on September 8, 2020. ...

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Important back-to-school resources for YK1 families

To all YK1 families: Attached are some important back-to-school resources for YK1 families, including a parent communiqu...

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Deadline Extension: YK1 Bus Pass Sales

To all YK1 families: The company that provides busing services for YK1 students, First Transit, has agreed to extend th...

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2020-2021 Bussing Information

To all YK1 families: Attached is a document from First Transit containing important bussing information for the 2020-202...

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Minister Message: 2020-2021 School Reopenings

To all YK1 families: Attached is a message from Education, Culture and Employment Minister R.J. Simpson regarding the re...

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YK1 school offices are now open!

YK1 school offices have reopened and staff are available to answer back-to-school and registration questions! Offices w...

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2020-2021 SJF School Reopening Plan

To all staff, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is the 2020-2021 reopening plan for Ecole Sir J...

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Press Release: 2020-2021 YK1 School Reopening Plans

Dear staff, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a press release regarding YK1's 2020-2021 schoo...

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Regular Board Meeting: 11-Aug-20

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold its next meeting on August 11, 2020.  Ti...

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Synchronization of Trustee and municipal elections

Dear parents: Over the past two years, Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS...

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Kim Lee named instructional coordinator of English programs

To all staff, students, parents/ guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a press release from YK1 Superintendent Metro...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - June 9, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020...

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Reopening Schools Safely: Planning for 2020-2021

The Government of the Northwest Territories has released its plan for reopening school safely this fall, laying out the...

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Staffing Updates: Interim Assistant Superintendent & RISC

To all staff, students, parents/ guardians and stakeholders: Attached are two press releases from YK1 Superintendent Me...

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Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020!

Congratulations to Ecole Sir John Franklin High School's graduating class of 2020! YK1 wishes you the best of luck in al...